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From W. Bruns and J. Gubeladze, Polytopes, Rings and K-theory, Springer, 2009 (not the copyrighted Springer version):

·       Introduction and table of contents

·       Chapter 1

·       Bibliogrpahy





1.   For general COSE and SFSU policy related information skip to the bottom

2.   Google group was created for discussing problems, homework assignments, etc (please ask Jimmy McCerlain,, for invitation to the group)

3.   Videos of my lectures - starting in about two weeks (Dr. Goetz, who foresees the technical installations in TH 211, will be back from overseas)





Part 1

Lecture 1 – notes, video (on the forum)

Lecture 2 – notes, video (on the forum)

Lecture 3 – notes, video (on the forum)

Lecture 4 – notes, video (on the forum), further reading

Lecture 5 – notes, video (on the forum)

Lecture 6 – notes, video (on the forum) (in the notes it is called #5 by mistake)

Lecture 7 – notes, video (not recorded), further reading

Lecture 8 – notes, video, further reading 1 & 2

Lecture 9 – notes, video

Lecture 10 – discussion meeting: no notes (video on the forum)

Lecture 11 – notes, video

Lecture 12 – notes, video

Lecture 13 – notes, (video not recorded)

Lecture 14 – notes, video

Lecture 15 – notes, video


Part 2 (this part is based on [H] in the flyer: Chap. 3, 6, 9)

Lecture 16 – notes, video, reading

Lecture 17 – notes, video

Lecture 18 – notes, video

Lecture 19 – notes, video

Lecture 20 – notes, video

Lecture 21 – notes, video

Lecture 22 – notes, video (my apologies – I forgot  to turn the mic on, but the video is rather self-explanatory, even more so together with the notes; also we will give a brief summary in the next lecture)

Lecture 23 – notes, video

Lecture 24 – notes, video


Part 3 (this part is based on just a few sections of chap 2 and chap 4 of [BG] in the flyer – these files are not the copyrighted Springer versions)

Lecture 25 – notes, video

Lecture 26 – notes, video

Lecture 27 – notes, video

Lecture 28 – notes, video

Lecture 29 – notes, video (once again - I forgot  to turn the mic on, but the video together with the notes still makes sense. Sorry!)

Lecture 30 – notes, video (in the notes it is mistakenly called L. 31)

Lecture 31 – notes, video (further reading – a nice introduction to toric varieties from a slightly different perspective, take a look!)

Lecture 32 – notes, video

Lecture 33 – notes, video, further reading

Lecture 34 – notes, video (the mic battery died on me halfway through the lecture L)

Lecture 35 – notes, video (discussion, not a regular lecture)

Lecture 36 – notes, video

Lecture 37 – notes, video





hw1 Solution: David Meredith, Zachary Bowen (Meredith’s work is mistakenly called #2 inside)

hw2 Solution: David Meredith, Zachary Bowen, Jack Love

hw3 Solution: David Meredith (there were several good works approx. 80%, but I am posting the only 100% one, that is of Dr Meredith)

hw4 Solution: David Meredith (there were works 80% and even 90%, but the only 100% one is by Dr Meredith)


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